This recipe is Russian, and the Russian name of it is “Macaroni Po-Flotski” which translates as “Pasta A-La-Sailor”. It is made with the items that are always around (pasta, ground meat and onion), so it’s one of those great “emergency meals”
Pasta (tubular shapes work best) – 1 lb
Ground beef or other ground meat – 2 lbs
2 onions, chopped.
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook the pasta according to package directions.
Heat 1 tbsp of oil on a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions, and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden-brown. Add the ground meat, and cook, stirring occassionally, until no longer pink. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Optional step: process cooked ground meat and onion mixture in a food processor.
Heat another 2 tbsp of oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Add cooked pasta and cooked ground meat and onion mixture. Stir until the pasta is coated with oil and mixed with the ground meat.